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2008-07-01 15:00:45

By ANDREA EGER Related story: Bonus? School board members say the troubled school will undergo more planning and oversight. Members of the Children's Behavioral Health Systems of Care Community Team questioned two Tulsa school board members Monday about the future of the troubled Tulsa Academic Center and Superintendent Michael Zolkoski's community relations skills. The group includes representatives from mental health care providers, nonprofit agencies and the juvenile justice...

2008-07-01 15:00:35

By PJ LASSEK Property taxes will cover the $7.1 million to settle a Great Plains suit. The City Council voted 5-2 Thursday to have property taxpayers pay the Bank of Oklahoma $7.1 million to settle a lawsuit connected to a loan default by the defunct Great Plains Airline. However, the council did not grant an emergency clause that would have expedited the release of the funds to meet a June 30 deadline for payment. The council was told that under the terms of the settlement...

2008-07-01 09:00:44

By D.R. Stewart, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 1--On Thursday, Jones Riverside Airport, the 700-acre general aviation airport just north of Jenks, will be 50 years old. To celebrate the occasion, Jones tenants, commercial operators and pilots will have an Open House for the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, airport officials said. Created by the Tulsa Airport Authority to relieve private aircraft traffic at Tulsa International Airport, Jones Riverside Airport began with one...

2008-06-27 15:02:43

By P.J. Lassek, Tulsa World, Okla. Jun. 27--The City Council voted 5-2 Thursday to have property taxpayers pay the Bank of Oklahoma $7.1 million to settle a lawsuit connected to a loan default by the defunct Great Plains Airline. However, the council did not grant an emergency clause that would have expedited the release of the funds to meet a June 30 deadline for payment. The council was told that under the terms of the settlement agreement, the city will pay the full amount on or...

2008-06-27 12:02:35

By John David Sutter, The Oklahoman Jun. 27--An emergency cleanup continues in Osage County after more than 10,000 gallons of oil spilled into a tributary of Skiatook Lake earlier this month. Tulsa's drinking water, some of which comes from the lake, has not been affected by the spill, according to a report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. An agency report also says fish and birds appeared not to be hurt by the incident. The spill was reported June 16. According to...

2008-06-24 09:03:09

By ANDREA EGER The school can seek Langston University as a sponsor. Tulsa Public Schools has agreed to an early end to its contract sponsorship of the Deborah Brown Community School, one of the city's first charter schools. The contract termination, which will take effect June 30, frees the school to enter into a new contract with Langston University as its sponsor. The school, which is in a former day-care center at 3 S. Cincinnati Ave., is set to take advantage of a 2007...

2008-06-24 09:03:09

By ANDREA EGER Read the report summary about failings at the school. The school board's attorney found "a completely inadequate response" to problems at the school. The Tulsa school board made public Monday a summary of an investigative report that found "a completely inadequate response" to serious and repeated problems at the Tulsa Academic Center in its first year of operation. Nearly all aspects of the alternative school -- staffing levels, classroom materials, student...

2008-06-21 15:00:00

By Lee Logan, Tulsa World, Okla. Jun. 21--The youngest pilot to circle the globe plus two top Mitsubishi Corp. executives were in Tulsa on Friday to speak to kids about aviation careers and to tour an airplane repair facility. Spurred by an aging workforce, Barrington Irving, the first African-American and the youngest pilot to fly around the world, spoke to a group of about 50 students graduating from a Tulsa Air and Space Museum camp. "I'm giving them the opportunity to explore the...

2008-06-20 09:00:52

By Robert Evatt, Tulsa World, Okla. Jun. 20--1. Earnings have been strong at Xeta Technologies Inc. recently. To what do you attribute the success? Our fiscal second-quarter earnings were about $371,000, which is 25 percent higher than last year. The boost was largely a result of our increased commercial systems sales, strongly aided by higher shipments of orders received from the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System, the largest project in Xeta's 27-year history. In the first half of...

2008-06-19 12:00:28

By Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman Jun. 19--PAWHUSKA -- A sunset ceremony and dinner will honor an American Indian church site Friday as Oklahoma Indians participate in the National Days of Prayer to Protect Native American Sacred Places. The ceremony and dinner will be at the Jeannie Garfield Gray Native American Church Site near the Osage Prairie Reserve in Pawhuska. The prayer days initiative is sponsored by the Washington D.C.-based Morning Star Institute to emphasize the need for...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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